Roy Keane has refused to be drawn into a row with his former Man United manager Sir Alex Ferguson
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Robbie Keane netted a second-half hat-trick as the Los Angeles Galaxy beat Real Salt Lake 4-2 and move within four points of the MLS Western Conference leaders.
Keane cut inside to slide home his first in the 56th minute, three minutes after Joao Plata had given Real the lead, then turned the ball home acrobatically from the edge of the six-yard box to make it 2-1 in the 67th minute.
Omar Gonzalez added a third eight minutes later and Keane completed his hat-trick with a neat lob, before Robbie Findley pulled a second back for Real late on.
Italy beat Jack Charlton's Republic of Ireland 1-0 in Rome to progress to the World Cup semi-finals during Italia '90 thanks to a goal from Salvatore Schillaci.
Sean St Ledger had hero status snatched from his grasp as the Republic of Ireland very nearly held Spain to a draw in New York.
Spain lead through substitute Roberto Soldado's 69th-minute strike when central defender St Ledger stabbed home what he thought was an equaliser with nine minutes remaining.
However, an offside flag against team-mate Simon Cox cut short his celebrations. With Juan Mata scoring a second late on for the World champions.
John O' Shea has withdrawn from the Republic of Ireland squad to face Spain in New York on Tuesday following the death of his uncle.
O'Shea is one of nine members of the squad who will not make the trip with Shane Long and Aiden McGeady excused because they are getting married, Marc Wilson to undergo surgery to remove a metal plate from his leg, Glenn Whelan rested and Keiren Westwood, Wes Hoolahan and Jon Walters injured.
Aiden McGeady has admitted Spartak Moscow may look to cash in on him this summer as he enters the final year of his contract in Russia.
– Aiden McGeady
I have only got a year left on my contract, so (transfer rumours are) bound to happen. Maybe Spartak want to cash in on me now because if they don't, there's a possibility I could leave for nothing.
But I am happy there just now. When I came back into the team in March when I got fit again, I was probably playing some of the best stuff I have played since I went there and I was happy with everything.
I am easy. I have enjoyed it and we will see what happens.